Regarding payments

We issue all M-Pesa payments every Saturday.

For any payment inquiry contact us: [email protected] or 0724-999-236.

Saturday payments cover all news stories published during the 7 days before. You will be paid Sh100 for each published news story (or news photo). Ensure that the M-pesa number you registered on your profile is accurate.

Winners are usually announced on Saturdays via WhatsApp and on the writer’s Hivisasa profile page (under “notification”).

Cash Prizes

  • Each week, the writer who attracts the highest total number of page views (amongst all his/her articles) gets an instant cash prize of Sh5,000. The second gets Sh3,000, and the 3rd gets Sh1,000. Please note that when you win any of the above cash prizes, you’ll need to write a short article about what motivates you as a writer.
  • Sh1,000 for top story in each county: The writer of the story with the most unique page views in each county will get a cash bonus of Sh1,000, on top of the normal payments.
  • Sh2,000 for most comments: The writer whose stories will have generated the highest total amount of comments will get this cash bonus.
  • Sh2,000 for most Facebook shares: The writer with the highest total Facebook shares will walk home with Sh2,000 at the end of the week. (Winning tip: share ALL your stories widely, especially on WhatsApp and Facebook groups with thousands of members and on the ‘walls’ of friends.)